New ablation catheter to treat AFibMarch 5, 2019
TactiCath Contact Force Ablation Catheter, a new ablation catheter designed to help physicians treat atrial fibrillation (AFib), has been granted approval by US FDA.
The sensor-enabled TactiCath SE delivers more precise images of the heart overlaid with real-time electrical activity information. The catheter also utilises the advanced ergonomic design for better reach and manoeuvrability during cardiac ablation procedures.
Physicians have begun exploring the use of new tools such as “contact force” technology during ablation procedures to help them avoid applying too much pressure to heart tissue or insufficient pressure, Abbot said.